Brockmeyer Wallops Academic Home Run


ST. LOUIS – Maryville University’s Katie Brockmeyer has been named First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII for her efforts in the classroom and on the softball field.

Brockmeyer, a junior first baseman from St. Louis (Cor Jesu Academy), helped lead Maryville to a 22-22 record and a runner-up finish in the 2007 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Tournament. She led the Saints with a .388 batting average and 33 RBI. She also had 47 hits, including six doubles and two home runs, while ranking 16th in NCAA Division III in hit by pitch per game (0.23).

Brockmeyer, a team captain, is a two-time First Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Midwest Region recipient, after earning at-large honors this season. She also was named Second Team All-SLIAC, having earned Second Team honors as a sophomore and Honorable Mention honors as a freshman. She has a .362 career batting average with 123 hits in 340 at-bats, while also tallying 25 doubles and 90 RBI.

Brockmeyer is an education major and was one of only three softball players from the SLIAC to earn Academic All-District honors. Brockmeyer’s name now will go on the national ballot for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors. ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District and Academic All-America® teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). In order to be eligible, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or important reserve.

Maryville University, founded in 1872, is a private, coeducational institution offering approximately 50 undergraduate, seven master’s and two doctoral degree programs to 3,300 students. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Midwest, Maryville University prepares its students for successful and meaningful careers by offering programs that integrate liberal arts with professional studies.

Among Maryville’s most recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. Approximately 15,000 alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.